Antonio Rüdiger almost doubled the ‘Blues’ lead when a Hakim Ziyech corner found its way to the German defender at the back post, but Japhet Tanganga did well to make a last ditch block to prevent a second goal. Just moments later though, Tanganga was at fault in gifting Chelsea a second goal when he headed Ziyech’s whipped freekick into his defensive partner Ben Davies, and the ball ricocheted off the Welshman and into his own net – summing up Tottenham Hotspur’s abject first half.
Tottenham came out in a more positive manner for the second half and showed more intent going forward in the opening five minutes, than the whole of the first period. Harry Kane saw his powerful freekick saved by Kepa Arrizabalaga as they pushed forward to pull a goal back. As the half drew on, Chelsea seemed to have weathered the Spurs storm, and began to sit back and hit on the counter-attack, utilising the pace of Timo Werner to get in behind the opposition defence. Werner had a fantastic opportunity to add a third goal, but as he tried to dink the ball over Hugo Lloris, the French goalkeeper showed all his experience as he closed the forward down and made a great stop.